iPad Mini 5 vs Huawei MediaPad M3: Huawei's New Tablet Hopes To Be Worthy Alternative For Apple iPad; Specs & Features Here!

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 22, 2016 09:44 AM EST

For users who are looking for a cheaper alternative to Apple's upcoming iPad Mini 5, Huawei might just have the answer. The newly released MediaPad M3 is a promising device for those who love to use tablets.

Since many know that it is hard to reach Apple's level when it comes to its devices, a lot are asking how the Huawei MediaPad M3 fair with the next iPad Mini installment. Here is how the two tablets are when compared:

Memory and storage

Huawei's MediaPad M3 comes with 3GB of RAM and a Hisilicon Kirin 950 processor. Reviews reveal that it has great performance which is perfect for its sleek look and design.

On the other hand, the iPad Mini 5 is expected to have an Apple A9 processor and and M9 motion co-processor. Storage options could also begin to be offered at 32GB and up.

Features and Highlights

The MediaPad M3 has a split-screen mode which can be used by long-pressing the recent apps button on the device. A number of applications can be used in this mode like Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube and Google Chrome.

Device security was also one of the main priorities of Huawei when it came up with a fingerprint scanner for the MediaPad M3. The fingerprint recognition of the device is also smooth and fast.

For the iPad Mini 5, Apple could introduce the Series 7000 aluminum which is will make the tablet lighter and easier to carry around. It may also have a Retina display but the focus of the tech giant will be making the device durable.

Apple is also thought to introduce the 3D touch technology on the iPad Mini 5 after having users a taste of this feature on the iPhone 6. The much-awaited stylus for iPad devices could also come with the next installment


The MediaPad M3 is now sold in the United States for $299. Meanwhile, the iPad Mini 5 could be sold beginning at $473. Do you think that the Huawei MediaPad M3 could be a great alternative for the iPad Mini 5?

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